Best Karate 7

Jitte, Hangetsu, Empi

  • Masatoshi Nakayama
Best Karate 7

Size: 224×150 mm, 260 g
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
diagrams, drawings, numerous photos
ISBN10: 1-56836-466-0
ISBN13: 978-1-56836-466-7
Release date: Nov. 2, 2012

List price: $18.00

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The three kata in this volume are on the Japan Karate Association recommended list and are notable for the sticklike use of the arms—Jitte, the circular movements of hands and feel coordinated with breathing—Hangetsu, and easy, agile movements, combined into continuous techniques—Empi.






"An understandable text and clear, well-posed photographs."
Library Journal


About the Author

MASATOSHI NAKAYAMA carries on the tradition of his teacher, Gichin Funakoshi, the Father of Modern Karate. Long professor and director of physical education at Takushoku University, his alma mater (1937), he was chief instructor of the Japan Karate Association from 1955 until his death in 1987. A ninth degree black belt and a familiar face at tournaments, he was among the first to send instructors overseas and to encourage the development of karate as a sport along scientific lines.